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Help with a strange fret buzz problem

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Daniel G., Jun 6, 2002.

  1. Daniel G.

    Daniel G.

    May 21, 2002
    Orange County
    Hello all,
    I just purchased a used G&L bass that I really like except for one thing; it buzzes at the sixth fret. I tried raising the action and turning the truss rod but nothing seems to work. What seems really odd is that the sixth fret is the only one that buzzes. None of the other frets do. Any help or advice would be appreciated.
  2. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    Las Vegas, NV.
    I'm assuming you mean when you PLAY at the 6th fret (not the 6th fret is buzzing when you play at the 5th). Sounds like your 7th fret is too high and needs to be re-seated or ground/filed and buffed to the proper height. Find a good guitar repair guy (who has the right tools for this).
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